It’s never too early to help youngsters understand the value of cooperation and sharing. But how? Here is a great lesson based on Acts 2:44-47 that can get little kids thinking in the right direction. Geared toward preschoolers, but can be adapted for older kids. Creative ideas from Cheri Gamble.
Looking for a stewardship teaching series? From Bible.org, here is a nine-part lesson on biblical stewardship that covers the topic extensively, everything to help God’s people understand and grow as generous disciples of Jesus. (Photo © Alfredo Muller – Fotolia.com)
When planning your children’s Sunday school lessons for the 2021-22 school year, be sure to include a class on generosity! This “Heart of Giving” lesson from ministry-to-children.com looks at two people in Mark’s Gospel with very different attitudes towards money. (Photo: Kathie Luther, Creative Commons)
The Bible is clear that God desires us to live lives of giving and generosity. It’s certainly evident that when we give to others they benefit enormously, but the Bible tells us how we are enriched when we give our stuff away. From World Vision. (Photo © momius – Fotolia.com)
Prayer is the essential foundation of discipleship. Without prayer, how can we communicate with God? But many Christians find prayer difficult. This article from Cru explores how to pray more effectively. (Photo: John Ragal, Creative Commons)
Rather than take to the beach another Stephen King thriller or Nora Roberts romance, how about some stewardship beach reading? The Episcopal Network for Stewardship’s stewardship bibliography can help you choose! (Photo: Onay Davus, Creative Commons)
The Lutheran Church’s standard offering prayers provide a gateway to understanding the basics of stewardship. This article and study guide from Living Lutheran magazine explores the idea in a format perfect for individuals or groups. (Photo © alphaspirit – Fotolia.com)
Let’s face it: Life is very complicated at the moment! From politics to the economy to the environment to health, and on and on, we have a lot on our minds and plates. Author and pastor Richard Foster reflects on Christian simplicity. (Photo: Leland Francisco, Creative Commons)
Whether it was Roman-era coinage or it is today’s dollars and cents – no matter the currency – Jesus had plenty to say about money. It’s been said that Jesus talked more about money and wealth than he did about anything except the Kingdom of God. (Photo: Daniel R. Bloom, Creative Commons)
Whether it’s because of out-of-control credit card use or the pandemic’s economic crunch, people need to know more about finance. The FDIC recommends “Smart Money for Adults,” with class materials for students and teachers available for free.